From the Provost: Important Message About the Spring 2020 Semester

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April 3, 2020

Dear Students,

We approach the final weeks of the Winter 2020 semester, which ends on Saturday, April 18, 2020, operating in an all-remote learning environment. Congratulations on a successful transition under challenging and constantly changing circumstances that require flexibility and a consistent focus on your academic and personal well-being.

I am writing to inform you that the Spring 2020 semester at Berkeley College will begin as planned, on Monday, April 27, 2020, for the 15-week semester, (which runs through August 8, 2020), and for 7-week Module A courses (which run through June 13, 2020). The 7-week Module B classes are from June 22, 2020 – August 8, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to require us to temporarily shift all onsite course instruction for the Spring 2020 semester to a distance learning instructional modality. Onsite-based instruction and onsite-based student support services will be resumed at our New York and New Jersey campuses when it has been lawfully determined by each respective state and region within the state to be safe to do so.

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume campus operations onsite.  Until then, we can proceed into the spring semester with great confidence, knowing that Berkeley College’s reputation as one of the best colleges in the nation for online education provides unparalleled excellence in teaching and learning.

Life as we know it may have become disrupted, but a Berkeley College education will prepare you to rise to the demands of a global and remote workforce. I encourage you to take advantage of the student support services and resources offered virtually by various departments such as the Library, Academic Advisement, Office of Career Services, Student Development and Campus Life, Office of Disability Services, and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Provided below is a list of resources.

Spring is a time of renewal and hope. My hope is always for your health, well-being, and academic success.


Marsha A. Pollard, PhD